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Greenhouse gases leave lakes warm on top and cold below

  • Researchers found out the lakes remain cool in deeper  levels and warm on the surface, because global warming increases the greenhouse gas potential of lakes.
  • Lakes play an important role in the global carbon  cycle, acting as large natural bioreactors.
  • The temperature of a lake represents an important  constraint on the amount of carbon dioxide and  methane it emits into the atmosphere